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In the last day or so a hack gained usernames and passwords of Yahoo email clients. This is the response from Yahoo detailing the security update they have just brought out.

 

 

http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/75083532312/important-security-update-for-yahoo-mail-users

 

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Crap. I use Yahoo for my job applications. I'm afraid to try to log in now.

I'm here. What are your other two wishes?
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I still have a yahoo account I cant seem to get rid of. (first email account I ever had)

I actually had my account hacked not that long ago where it was sending out spam. Since then I enabled a feature somewhere that made it so if anyone tries to use my yahoo account from a new device, they have to have a code sent to my phone through sms. Has worked great and haven't had any more issues.

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I have one little-used Yahoo account and my in-laws still actively use their very old Yahoo account.  I changed passwords on both yesterday, just to be sure.  Made them longer and used random characters.

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I read here and I don't use Yahoo! mail. No one can stop me. I am anarchy!

 

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Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users

 

 

Why did it take so long for them to confirm the hack and its scale? Why did it take them so long to tell users and prompt them to protect themselves?

State-sponsored attacks are typically for political, not financial gain. So why were details reportedly being sold online? What evidence is there that it was state-sponsored?

Verizon, which has agreed to buy Yahoo, said it had not been told until a couple of days ago - why not? And why is Marissa Mayer, a chief executive who has presided over bad deals and now the biggest breach in internet history, still in charge?

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37447016

 

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I am glad I don't use yahoo anymore. I switched to DuckDuckGo for a search engine and ProtonMail for email and have been satisfied ever since. I think Yahoo gets hit by attacks more then any other search engine/mail server on the web. I heard recently Verizon bought them out, so I wonder if that will change at all. I would how that will also effect Yahoo and DuckDuckGo's partnership.

 

I also noticed that they denied Microsoft's aquiration offer of $44.6 billion. I bet they are probably regretting that now.

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it's like saying, "Damn, I left the gate open and a horse has bolted, but I'll wait 2 years before shutting it and hope no other horses escape"

 

if I was ever a Yahoo user this would solely be a good enough reason to ditch them.

hacks are "when, not if".  but waiting 2 years to tell users "Yeah you probably should all change your passwords" is simply "we couldn't care less".

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I can remember many moons ago when Hotmail was hacked, now Yahoo, I suppose Gmail will be next.

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Would probably be a good idea for any Yahoo mail user to check here to see if they have been ''owned''

 

.....and keep checking back to it as more details are sold by the baddies

 

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

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type in your Piriform Forum email address, chances are you got pawned when the IP.Board was hacked a couple of years ago.

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It's your digital life - protect it with a backup.
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Things for Yahoo just keep getting worse..

 

 

If you've been living under a rock (or just sleeping, since the story is just a few hours old), you might get pretty mad when you find out that Yahoo has built a custom tool that allowed the NSA and the FBI to scan all user emails.

The revelation came after three anonymous sources told Reuters reporters about a classified document that Yahoo received at the start of 2015, which the company opted to follow and built software that allowed NSA and FBI analysts to perform scans on everyone's emails, in real-time, for specific words or phrases.

 

Instructions on how to close your Yahoo account are included in the article.

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/on-the-heels-of-the-yahoo-nsa-revelation-here-s-how-to-close-your-yahoo-account-508965.shtml

 

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